Over the coming years, the TLC plans to undertake a variety of projects and programs that are vital to the health of the mountain, enrich the experience of its visitors, and cultivate and educate a new generation of stewards. The proposed efforts shown here will be implemented as funding becomes available, and will include all necessary agency permitting, compliance, and public engagement.
The Tamalpais Lands Collaborative is a natural evolution of over 20 years of formal and informal partnerships among its partners. Here are a few examples of previous partnership projects.
Redwood Creek at Muir Beach
More than a century of landscape modifications for agriculture, recreation, and construction had filled the mouth of Redwood Creek with sediment, altering fish habitat in the tidal lagoon. This restoration effort was designed to bring back natural function to the creek, wetlands, and lagoon, improving habitat for endangered coho salmon and threatened steelhead trout, decreasing flooding on nearby roads and creating a self-sustaining ecosystem. The project included reconfiguring the parking lot, building a new footbridge, relocating footpaths and a picnic area, adding restrooms, and planting 20,000 native plants.
Dias Ridge Trail
Heavy use of an old ranching road on a ridgeline above Muir Beach caused erosion and deposited sediment in Redwood Creek — damaging the spawning grounds of the endangered coho salmon and threatened steelhead trout. The NPS, California State Parks and Parks Conservancy worked with public agencies and conservation groups to create a trail welcoming hikers, cyclists, and equestrians. Volunteers planted more than 30,000 native plants along the new route. Named "Our New Favorite Trail" by Sunset Magazine.
Bootjack Trail Restoration
A slide in winter 2012 threatened to undercut a portion of Mt. Tam’s Bootjack Trail near its Rattlesnake Creek crossing. To protect the creek and preserve the trail, the NPS, California State Parks, and Parks Conservancy worked together to remove and replace the existing bridge and build a rock wall to stabilize the bank before rains in winter 2013 could cause more damage. Youth from the California Conservation Corps assisted with the project.